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(p. 59) Letter to Melanie Klein 

(p. 59) Letter to Melanie Klein
(p. 59) Letter to Melanie Klein

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 20 January 2021

In this letter, Winnicott writes of the response to his paper ‘Anxiety Associated with Insecurity’ to defend people, himself included, who may develop Klein's ideas in their own way. He tells Klein that her ideas will only live if they are rediscovered and reformulated by people who possess originality, within the psycho-analytic movement and outside it. He believes that her work made him and others see that insanity will one day be understood mainly in psychological terms, but decries the fact that the psychology of artistic creation and the creativity that infuses life in general is not covered in her work.

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